The work on deepening of the channel at Paradip Port Trust (PPT) in Odisha is approaching completion, the port authority informed through its official website. After completion of this project, the entrance channel will have a depth of 17.1 metre (m) and approach channel will have a depth of 18.7 m to handle vessels up to 125,000 DWT.
Paradip Port is one of the 12 major ports in the country serving the eastern and central parts of the country. Its hinterland extends to the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The port mainly deals with bulk cargo apart from other clean cargoes. The port has got ambitious expansion programme to double its capacity to meet the ever increasing demand.
Meanwhile, the port authority is inviting exporters of iron ore for allocating 27 manual iron ore plots (paved area without siding) for convergence and export of ore.
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